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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 4 October 2021

I found that they [little children] used the material with great attention and for a long time; they showed interest, a spontaneous interest. But why were they so interested? Why did they work with this material for such long periods? Evidently it was because they needed to develop something fundamental.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 36